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Due to essential maintenance, our online payment system will not be unavailable between 1.00pm and 4.00pm on 21 August 2022. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Apply for funding through Durham AAP


We have access to almost £365,000 of funding to support our local community groups and organisations. You have to apply for funding, but we can help you complete the application forms.

Available funding

All AAPs have access to the funding below.

Funding

Who can apply

Amount you can apply for

Total available

Area Budget

Projects that address main AAP priorities

 

Minimum grant is £5000

£144,902

Towns and Villages Funding

Projects that meet the key Towns and Villages funding themes

 

Minimum grant is £10,000

£210,000

Healthy Relationships Funding

Projects working with young people aged 11-18

 

Minimum grant is £2000

£10,000

Visit Durham AAP priorities to see our current list of priorities. If your project addresses one of these priorities, you may be able to apply for our area budget.

Durham AAP funds

If you have a project idea and would like to apply for AAP funding you will first need to talk through any proposal with the AAP team.  Please contact us if you are interested.

As well as the funds listed above we're also able to provide funding from the funds listed below. 

Fun and Food

Funding is available to support schemes that offer enriching activities and meals to children and young people over school holidays.  For more information contact us.

Community Small Grants Fund

We work with the County Durham Community Foundation who manage the community small grants for us.  Groups can apply for amounts between £500 and £2000. Visit County Durham Community Foundation - apply for a grant through the Small Grants Scheme for more information or to apply.

If you're interested in applying for any AAP funding, contact us for more information. We are able to help organisations with the application process.

Neighbourhood budget

Each county councillor has a budget of £19,400 that they can allocate to projects in the local community. County Councillors also have funding is for projects linked to the 'Towns and Villages' agenda.

You have to apply for funding.

How to apply

If you have a project idea you will need to discuss this with and get the support of your local County Councillor before an application can be considered.

See Your Councillors for a list of  councillor contact details and information on the local projects they have supported with their Neighbourhood Budget.

Other sources of funding

If you are looking for funding for your community group - including sports clubs, local charities, school fundraising groups and credit unions - sign up to our free, easy to use, community funding website to:

  • search for funding schemes available for your group
  • apply for funding
  • get advice on producing your funding application

Login or sign up to our Durham 4 Community website to search for funding available.

Contact us
Area Action Partnership - Durham
03000 267 204
Our address is:
  • Town Hall
  • Market Place
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 3NJ